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So Emmanuel is asking, why do many so called evangelical churches support LGBTQ?
Emmanuel, thanks for asking. We do take these questions very seriously. But when it comes to questions like this about other churches, I honestly don’t know what evangelical churches are with regard to LGBTQ and why some might be supporting what that support looks like and what the reasoning is. So, yeah, you have to go ask them. But I think overall, Christianity as a whole does have to do some soul searching with regard to how we are responding to engaging with interacting with the LGBTQ community. And I think an important verse that we should always keep in mind is one John 420, which is, if someone says, I love God and hates his brother, he is a liar. For he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen? So the big question here is then, okay, what does love look like? What does it mean to love someone in the LGBTQ community? And I’m not here to prescribe what it looks like, and it doesn’t mean necessarily, we have to agree with everything and support everything they do and all that, right? But I can see how some people, different denominations, different groups, different individuals, are going to try to apply this concept of love and do it in different ways and feel called to do different things.
And if they’re following a conscience and trying to do what they think God would do, I don’t think that could be held against them. And in reality, I think on Judgment Day, there’s going to be a lot of shocked and surprised Christians, people who think they’re saved, they think they know Jesus, they think they’ve been serving Jesus and going to be realizing that they didn’t have true love in their heart. They really didn’t have true faith, they didn’t have true love, they weren’t bearing the fruits that God wanted them to bear. And this is Christ’s message to them. It’s sad. I pray this doesn’t happen to me. I pray it wouldn’t happen to anybody. But Jesus warns this is going to happen to many. Matthew 721 to 23. He says. Not everyone who says to me Lord, lord. So someone who claims God is their God shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of my Father in heaven, many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, done wonders in Your name? And I will declare to them, I never knew you depart from me, you who practice lawlessness.
I think there’s going to be a lot of shock people and it could be anybody, right? But we should always be searching deep within what is truly the loving thing. What would God really want us to be doing and constantly checking our heart? Is it love in there? Or is it hate? Is it fear? Is it something that isn’t of God that’s really motivating us? Or is it the peace, love, the care, the compassion, that sort of thing that’s really motivating us and causing us to do action. And again, don’t just go purely off of your heart, but what I’m saying is you act on truth. Act on truth. And if we are acting on that truth, even out of hatred, it could end up being an evil. You can preach to somebody, quote the Bible, but if you’re doing it out of the wrong heart, the wrong spirit, you actually could be sinning, you could actually be doing harm, you could be hurting God’s reputation, you could be destroying the relationship with God. So I’m not about compromising truth at all. But I’m also saying we need to really know, are we really bearing the fruit of God too?
In our actions, within our hearts, within our thoughts? Anything you wanted to add to that?
I think that’s a really good point to make there. And yeah, we can definitely not speak on the behalf of the Evangelical Church, but definitely as far as the Bible, we do need to act in love to all people and demonstrate the character of Christ. And so definitely I think we need to go back to that verse like you’re saying, examine yourselves to see if you’re walking in the faith. And we need to make sure our heart’s right with God. And we know that Jesus definitely wants us to love every and all people.
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